Self-balancing 120mph 150+mile enclosed 2-passenger electric motorcycle

Different versions of the C-1 will be available for different markets. The model aimed at First World countries will have an 8-10 kilowatt-hour battery pack, while a model intended for developing nations will be rated at about 4-6 kWh. The vehicle will incorporate electric hub motors in both wheels, at least one of those motors being a high-performance Remy HVH unit. The top speed should be at least 120 mph (193 km/h), with driving range for the higher-end model expected to sit at around 150 to 220 miles (241 to 354 km) per charge, depending on the exact size of the battery.
Lit Motors is now accepting US$250 refundable deposits, from people interested in becoming early adopters of the vehicle. Approximately 25 deposits have been made so far, mainly from Europe.

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+1 to the design aesthetics of the lightcycle. Maybe TM could acquire these guys and make it beautiful and timeless.

200-mile Range, 100+ MPH/160+ KPH, Self-balancing, Enclosed Motorcycle

From the Lit Motors FAQ:

What are the basic specs of the C-1?
The C-1 will have a top speed of 100+ mph (160+ kph), 0-60 mph (0-100 kph) in <6 seconds, and a range of 200 miles (320 km) per charge. Dimensions: 800 lbs. (360 kg) curb weight, 112″ (2.8 m) long, 55″ (1.4 m) tall, 40″ (1 m) wide. As we are not yet at production, all figures are best estimates.
How does the C-1 stay upright?
The C-1 is self-balancing, using two gyroscopes to keep the vehicle upright when stopped. The C-1 has “landing gear” which are deployed when parked to keep the vehicle upright. The gyros are fully controlled by the vehicle, allowing the C-1 to lean itself into and out of turns, maintaining stability at all times. And yes, it has a reverse gear!

I wonder if C-1 could be modified to work with SC. It's battery is a lot smaller so it could be that it can't accept that high power, but it it could SC could "fill up" it in just couple of minutes.

Double the battery capacity for 400 mile range and you have a very nice car/bike.


They are driving the prototype now. Should post video soon!

Still coming "soon" w/ the driving videos (for reservation holders first).

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